The Orphan’s Code by CRR Hillin

Title: The Orphan’s Code
Author: CRR Hillin
Publisher Info / Release: BookWorm Editing | August 29th 2018
Rating: 4.7 / 5 ⭐’s

Goodreads Synopsis

Welcome to the city of Bermeia: once the seat of a vast empire, now a chaotic hive of oppression, civil unrest, and corruption. Within its walls, the lives of hundreds of thousands of people intertwine.

A rogue thief narrowly escapes arrest again and again as he takes revenge upon the soldiers and nobles who prey upon the weak.

A homeless girl hunts for her next meal and a way out of the city past the guards at the gate.

Four teenagers hide in the ruins, fugitives of the law working desperately to protect and feed the group of orphaned children in their care.

A clandestine organization of women with mysterious powers sends one of their own to serve as a spy in the royal court.

The last remnants of the royal family spread tendrils through the city s vast criminal network, slowly enacting a decades-long vendetta.

And the man who usurped the crown sits uneasily on his throne, hanging onto his kingdom by a thread even as he seeks to create a new empire.

And all of them, though they might not know it, are searching for the same boy: the heir to the throne, missing since birth and about to come of age.

The people are waiting.

Personal Review

First of all thank you to @theorphanscode for giving me a copy of this book in return for an honest review 🖤

Ahhhh this book!! I fell in love with it from the very first page, actually I was hooked from the very first sentence! Bermeia is a whole other world that draws you in and makes you feel like it’s real. Slowly throughout the first couple of chapters you get to meet all the epic characters and see how their lives are intertwined. I love the buildup of events that leave you wanting more. Such a clever beginning of the story!

As the story unfolds, we are introduced to different characters. Kayo – who is stubborn, loyal and has such a good heart, Rose – a girl who has had her heart broken before, she has trust issues and is aggressive, but once she feels safe she ends up being such a sweetie, Dominic – who always cares, has Kayo’s back constantly and is super sweet, and Alysia – who is always trying to take care of people around her, has a strong personality and helps everyone out. They are such an awesome squad!

I loved getting to see the story progress and getting to know the characters more as it went on. It was a book that made you feel like you were really there, which was amazing! The storyline is so exciting and gets you really invested in characters, I didn’t want it to end! I am in awe of the author’s ability to craft such a magical world, beautiful characters and fascinating plots. If you haven’t read this book yet, than please pick it up. I promise you won’t regret it!!

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